Former Brazil defender, Cafu is currently not in the right frame of mind after losing his son, Danilo Feliciano de Moraes to a heart attack during a football match.
The 30-year-old Danilo complained of feeling unwell just 10 minutes into the match and was transported to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo. His death was later confirmed by a friend and former team-mate of Cafu.
Cafu’s former clubs AS Roma and AC Milan expressed their condolences, as did Francesco Totti:
— footballitalia (@footballitalia) September 5, 2019
The 49-year-old Cafu is considered among the greatest full-backs of all time and has more caps for Brazil than any other player in history (142). He won two Serie A titles, one each with Roma and Milan, as well as the 2006-07 UEFA Champions League with the Rossoneri.
Our @officialcafu has lost his son, Danilo. It's with a sad heart that we offer our deepest condolences to his family at this saddest of times 🙏
Marcos, in questo momento di profonda tristezza ogni rossonero è con te e la tua famiglia. Il nostro abbraccio va a voi 🙏
— AC Milan (@acmilan) September 5, 2019
With Brazil, he triumphed at the 1994 and 2002 FIFA World Cups and won the Copa America twice.
Cafu retired in 2008 and was enshrined in both the Roma and Milan Halls of Fame.
The club sends its deepest condolences to Marcos Cafu and his family at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all.
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) September 5, 2019